Nuria Ribas-Fito

Summary

Affiliation: Hospital del Mar
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. pmc Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and neurological development in children: a systematic review
    N Ribas-Fito
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:537-46. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint In utero exposure to background concentrations of DDT and cognitive functioning among preschoolers
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal Investigació Mèdica IMIM, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 164:955-62. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Prenatal exposure to 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis (p-chlorophenyl)ethylene (p,p'-DDE) in relation to child growth
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:853-8. 2006
  4. pmc Exposure to hexachlorobenzene during pregnancy and children's social behavior at 4 years of age
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Institut Municipal Investigació Mèdica IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 115:447-50. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding and concentrations of HCB and p,p'-DDE at the age of 1 year
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, c Dr Aiguader, 80, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Res 98:8-13. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint [Changes in concentrations of organochloride compounds in women from Flix, Tarragona [Spain]]
    N Ribas-Fito
    Unidad de Investigación Respiratoria y Ambiental Institut Municipal d Investigació Mèdica IMIM Barcelona Spain
    Gac Sanit 17:309-11. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Beneficial effects of breastfeeding on cognition regardless of DDT concentrations at birth
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Centre de Recerca en Epidemiologia Ambiental, Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1198-202. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Exposure to hexachlorobenzene during pregnancy increases the risk of overweight in children aged 6 years
    Agnes Smink
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Paediatr 97:1465-9. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Child health and the environment: the INMA Spanish Study
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, C Dr Aiguader 80, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:403-10. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding, exposure to organochlorine compounds, and neurodevelopment in infants
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Environmental and Respiratory Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Pediatrics 111:e580-5. 2003

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. pmc Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and neurological development in children: a systematic review
    N Ribas-Fito
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:537-46. 2001
    ..Newborns are exposed across the placenta and through breast feeding. Experimental animal studies have indicated that PCBs are neurotoxic. The neurological effects of these compounds on children are not clear...
  2. ncbi request reprint In utero exposure to background concentrations of DDT and cognitive functioning among preschoolers
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal Investigació Mèdica IMIM, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 164:955-62. 2006
    ..These results should be considered when evaluating the risk and benefits of spraying DDT during antimalaria and other disease-vector campaigns...
  3. ncbi request reprint Prenatal exposure to 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis (p-chlorophenyl)ethylene (p,p'-DDE) in relation to child growth
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:853-8. 2006
    ..Design Prospective cohort study. Participants 1,712 children born between 1959 and 1966 with measured p,p'-DDE concentrations in their mother's serum samples from pregnancy. Setting Multicenter US Collaborative Perinatal Project (CPP)...
  4. pmc Exposure to hexachlorobenzene during pregnancy and children's social behavior at 4 years of age
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Institut Municipal Investigació Mèdica IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 115:447-50. 2007
    ..Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) is an organochlorine chemical that has been used in agriculture and industrial processes. Behavioral impairment after HCB exposure has been described in animal models, but little information is available in humans...
  5. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding and concentrations of HCB and p,p'-DDE at the age of 1 year
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, c Dr Aiguader, 80, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Res 98:8-13. 2005
    ..26 among breast feeders, and 1.95 of p,p'-DDE vs 6.00 (P<0.05)). Long-term breastfeeding leads to a dose-response increase of the concentrations in children's serum during the first year of life...
  6. ncbi request reprint [Changes in concentrations of organochloride compounds in women from Flix, Tarragona [Spain]]
    N Ribas-Fito
    Unidad de Investigación Respiratoria y Ambiental Institut Municipal d Investigació Mèdica IMIM Barcelona Spain
    Gac Sanit 17:309-11. 2003
    ..In contrast, concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) in the period 1997-1999 showed a nonsignificant increase compared with those in 1994...
  7. ncbi request reprint Beneficial effects of breastfeeding on cognition regardless of DDT concentrations at birth
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Centre de Recerca en Epidemiologia Ambiental, Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1198-202. 2007
    ..30 (standard error, 0.12) per week breastfed). Despite the possibility of harm from environmental contaminants in breast milk, breastfeeding for long periods should still be recommended as the best infant feeding method...
  8. doi request reprint Exposure to hexachlorobenzene during pregnancy increases the risk of overweight in children aged 6 years
    Agnes Smink
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Paediatr 97:1465-9. 2008
    ..To determine whether prenatal exposure to hexachlorobenzene (HCB) has potential adverse effects on child's weight and body mass index (BMI) in a general population with no local pollution sources...
  9. ncbi request reprint Child health and the environment: the INMA Spanish Study
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, C Dr Aiguader 80, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:403-10. 2006
    ..Pregnant women are being assessed at 12, 20 and 32 weeks of gestation to collect information about environmental exposures and fetal growth. The children will be followed until the age of 4 years...
  10. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding, exposure to organochlorine compounds, and neurodevelopment in infants
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Environmental and Respiratory Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Pediatrics 111:e580-5. 2003
    ..We studied the association between exposure to OCs and breastfeeding on neurodevelopment in the 1-year-old infants of this population...
  11. doi request reprint An evaluation of the sexual differences in the accumulation of organochlorine compounds in children at birth and at the age of 4 years
    Joan O Grimalt
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research IDAEA CSIC, Jordi Girona, 18, 08034 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Res 110:244-50. 2010
    ..However, these results should be taken with caution because the differences of the gender averages have low statistically significance when evaluated with the Student test...
  12. pmc Serum organochlorines and urinary porphyrin pattern in a population highly exposed to hexachlorobenzene
    Jordi Sunyer
    Respiratory and Environmental Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Health 1:1. 2002
    ..We aimed at analysing the association of individual urinary porphyrins with the serum concentrations of HCB and other organochlorine compounds in this highly exposed population...
  13. ncbi request reprint Association of hexachlorobenzene and other organochlorine compounds with anthropometric measures at birth
    Nuria Ribas-Fito
    Environmental and Respiratory Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Pediatr Res 52:163-7. 2002
    ..The results did not vary when stratified for prematurity. These data suggest that HCB reduces intrauterine physical linear growth...
  14. pmc Prenatal dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) and asthma in children
    Jordi Sunyer
    Unitat Recerca Respiratòria i Ambiental, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 113:1787-90. 2005
    ..DDE was not associated with atopy alone. Prenatal exposure to DDE residues may contribute to development of asthma...
  15. ncbi request reprint In utero and post-natal accumulation of organochlorine compounds in children under different environmental conditions
    Daniel Carrizo
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Chemical and Environmental Research IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona18, 08034 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    J Environ Monit 9:523-9. 2007
    ..This influence is reflected in higher exposure, both in utero and in the first years of growth, that significantly stands out over the background contamination due to the ubiquity of these compounds...
  16. ncbi request reprint TSH concentration within the normal range is associated with cognitive function and ADHD symptoms in healthy preschoolers
    Mar Alvarez-Pedrerol
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 66:890-8. 2007
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  17. ncbi request reprint Influence of breastfeeding in the accumulation of polybromodiphenyl ethers during the first years of child growth
    Daniel Carrizo
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Chemical and Environmental Research IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona, 18, 08034 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Sci Technol 41:4907-12. 2007
    ..The observed increases of average body burden of total PBDEs between birth and the first 4 years of growth were 65 and 10 ng for breastfed and formula fed children, respectively...
  18. doi request reprint Thyroid disruption at birth due to prenatal exposure to beta-hexachlorocyclohexane
    Mar Alvarez-Pedrerol
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Int 34:737-40. 2008
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  19. ncbi request reprint Pentachlorobenzene, hexachlorobenzene, and pentachlorophenol in children's serum from industrial and rural populations after restricted use
    Daniel Carrizo
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Chemical and Environmental Research, IIQAB CSIC, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 71:260-6. 2008
    ..In both populations, the results showed that a major proportion of the organochlorine compounds present in these children's serum at 4 years of age was incorporated during the lactation period...
  20. doi request reprint Maternal fish and other seafood intakes during pregnancy and child neurodevelopment at age 4 years
    Michelle A Mendez
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM Hospital del Mar, 88 Dr Aiguader Street, Barcelona, E 08003, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 12:1702-10. 2009
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  21. ncbi request reprint Attention behaviour and hyperactivity at age 4 and duration of breast-feeding
    Jordi Julvez
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Paediatr 96:842-7. 2007
    ..We assess which behavioural areas (executive function, social competence, attention behaviour and hyperactivity) are related to long-term breast-feeding in young children...
  22. ncbi request reprint [Concentrations of persistent toxic compounds in the Spanish general population. Criteria for a diagnosis of the present situation]
    Miquel Porta
    Instituto Municipal de Investigación Médica IMIM, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Calle del Dr Aiguader 80, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Gac Sanit 20:233-8. 2006
  23. doi request reprint Maternal use of folic acid supplements during pregnancy and four-year-old neurodevelopment in a population-based birth cohort
    Jordi Julvez
    Centre de Recerca en Epidemiologia Ambiental, Institut Municipal d Investigacoó Mèdica Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 23:199-206. 2009
    ..Reported folic acid supplement use during pregnancy was associated with improved neurodevelopment in children after adjusting for a number of sociodemographic and behavioural factors...
  24. pmc Influence of glutathione S-transferase polymorphisms on cognitive functioning effects induced by p,p'-DDT among preschoolers
    Eva Morales
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1581-5. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that genetic variability in glutathione S-transferase (GST) genes (GSTP1, GSTM1, and GSTT1) could influence the effects of prenatal exposure to p,p'-DDT...
  25. pmc Urinary porphyrin excretion in children is associated with exposure to organochlorine compounds
    Jordi Sunyer
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1407-10. 2008
    ..Evidence in humans, however, is contradictory. In neonates and adults from a population historically highly exposed to HCB (Flix, Catalonia, Spain), no relation with PCT or with porphyrin excretion was found...
  26. doi request reprint Iodine sources and iodine levels in pregnant women from an area without known iodine deficiency
    Mar Alvarez-Pedrerol
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 72:81-6. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate iodine status and to examine the main sources of iodine in pregnant women from an apparently iodine-sufficient area...
  27. ncbi request reprint Physical-chemical and maternal determinants of the accumulation of organochlorine compounds in four-year-old children
    Daniel Carrizo
    Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Chemical and Environmental Research IIQAB CSIC, Jordi Girona, 18, 08034 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Sci Technol 40:1420-6. 2006
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking very early in pregnancy is related to child overweight at age 5-7 y
    Michelle A Mendez
    Centre de Recerca en Epidemiologia Ambiental, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:1906-13. 2008
    ..To date, only one study has examined whether smoking in the first trimester only, which is not associated with birth weight, is also associated with childhood overweight...
  29. ncbi request reprint [Studies conducted in Spain on concentrations in humans of persistent toxic compounds]
    Miquel Porta
    Instituto Municipal de Investigacion Medica, Barcelona, España Ciber de Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Espana
    Gac Sanit 22:248-66. 2008
    ..The actual magnitude of human contamination by PTS and their trends across Spain -as well as the geographic and social heterogeneity- remain largely unknown...
  30. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking habits and cognitive development of children at age 4 years in a population-based birth cohort
    Jordi Julvez
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Institut Municipal d Investigació Mèdica Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol 36:825-32. 2007
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint [Measurement of drinking water contaminants and water use activities during pregnancy in a cohort study in Spain]
    Cristina M Villanueva
    Centre de Recerca en Epidemiologia Ambiental CREAL, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Barcelona, Espana
    Gac Sanit 20:1-9. 2006
    ..Within the framework of a follow-up study in pregnant women, we describe: 1) the personal habits of water use and consumption, and 2) trihalomethane levels in the drinking water of the study areas...
  32. ncbi request reprint Monitoring concentrations of persistent organic pollutants in the general population: the international experience
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Int 34:546-61. 2008
    ..Results of this review show how such studies may be developed and used...